- Derek Tyson, RecruitingNation
The season is only six days away and though summer football camps are over with, official and unofficial visits will start to take place and recruiting will really start to heat up. Several teams are doing well in recruiting while others still have a ways to go. Here’s a position-by-position look at who, currently, has the best commits for each position group (offensive and defensive line are not broken down in to position.)
Defensive backs: LSU
Who is the real DBU, Florida or LSU? That question has been the on-going debate around the SEC recently and once again both teams have done a tremendous job of recruiting the defensive secondary this year. Though Florida isn’t far behind, LSU get’s the nod in this category.
The Tigers have the No. 2-ranked recruiting class in the country. The class includes five defensive back’s including three, Saivion Smith (No. 47), Eric Monroe (No. 65) and Cameron Lewis (No. 267), which are ranked in the ESPN 300. Smith, at 6-foot-1, 183-pounds, is a versatile prospect who could play corner, safety or nickel back on the next level. In fact, the talented playmaker accounted for 10 non-offensvie touchdowns as a junior.
Monroe and Lewis both measure in at around 6-1, 185-pounds and have the size and athleticism to play on special teams early on and potentially work their way in to the defensive back rotation.
In addition to Smith, Monroe and Lewis, LSU also has two four-star commits from cornerback Andraez Williams and Clifford Chattman. Combine these five talented prospects with former five-star cornerback Kevin Toliver II from last year and LSU is once again set up to have a top level defensive secondary for the foreseeable future.
Honorable mention: The Gators are not far behind the Tigers. Florida has two ESPN 300 defensive back commits in Chauncey Gardner (No. 150) and Quincy Lenton (No. 224). In addition to Gardner and Lenton, Florida also has a commitment from four-star athlete Jayvaughn Myers and three-star athlete Aaron Robinson, who the Florida coaches plan to use at cornerback, three-star safety Jeawon Taylor and three-star cornerback C.J. McWilliams.
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